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Company: Knife River - Central Oregon Division Department: Aggregates
Location: Prineville, OR Hiring Manager: Harry W Smith
Closing Date: 11/16/2020 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Entry Level: $20.00 - $23.00 /hour    
Job Summary:
Good pay! Good benefits! Good people! At Knife River, we take care of our team because we know it’s our people who make us successful. We are one of the 10 largest construction materials producers/contractors in the country, and we’re growing! We are adding people to our team every day — people who are committed to working safely and to delivering high-quality results for our customers.

Get a jump start on your career at Knife River! We are currently looking for dedicated Loader Operator/Groundsperson to join our skilled team at our Lone Pine location!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Operate loader to feed aggregate to asphalt and ready mix plants.
- Run and maintain rail off load system for rock deliveries.
- Stockpile incoming material, monitor stockpile volumes and coordinate deliveries.
- Assist in the maintenance and housekeeping of the asphalt, ready mix plants and the rail off load system.
- Assure all safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed.
- Other duties assigned as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
- Experience in the safe and efficient operation of a loader.
- Experience with conveyors, aggregate systems, mechanical and fabrication skills.
- Ability to operate automated control systems, and have working knowledge of computers.
- Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining positive interactions with others under stressful situations.
- Must be highly motivated and a self starter with the drive to expand job knowledge and skills.
- Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, physical/functional exam and drug screen.
- Ability to work flexible shifts, including weekends, night shifts, and overtime.
- Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members.
How To Apply
To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at by the posting deadline noted above. If unable to complete an application online you may print and send completed application to any Knife River NW address or stop in one of our locations to complete an application.

Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
Veterans: Put Your Skills to Work with Us!
At Knife River, we are committed to helping our military transition to civilian life. We are constantly looking to add veterans to our workforce and want to make the transition as smooth as possible. There are many jobs within the military that are transferable to our Loader Operator/Groundsperson position:

Air Force:
Pavements and Construction Equipment Helper
Pavements and Construction Equipment Journeyman

Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator

Equipment Operator
Advanced Equipment Operator

Equipment Operator
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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